Rising to the pay question
SALARIES are barely growing and workers are too scared to ask for a raise, with almost half afraid it could cost their job.
Research shows 50 per cent of workers had not received a pay increase in the past two years and 45 per cent thought that asking for a rise could jeopardise job security.
Psychologist Sabina Read said the concerns were not typ- ically valid: “Initiating a salaryrelated conversation rarely correlates negatively with job security, as long as the topic is broached with sound preparation and factual information as opposed to emotional pleas.
“Even if the answer is no, you will kickstart a useful and valid conversation rather than stewing in unproductive, passive resentment juices.”